Kim Zolciak

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Kim Zolciak
Kim Zolciak and Allison DeMarcus.jpg
Zolciak (left) at Carrier Annex, November 2009.
Born Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak
(1978-05-19) May 19, 1978 (age 37)
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
Residence Johns Creek, Georgia, U.S.
Other names Kim Zolciak-Biermann
  • Television personality
  • singer
Years active 2008–present
Home town Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Religion Roman Catholic[1]
Children 6 (inc. Brielle Biermann)

Kimberleigh "Kim" Zolciak-Biermann (born Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak; May 19, 1978)[2][3] is an American television personality.

In 2008, she rose to prominence as one of the original housewives on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, a Bravo reality television series. Zolciak left the series during the fifth season; her final appearance aired on December 2, 2012. Earlier that year, she received her own spin-off series Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, which focused on the preparation of her wedding to Kroy Biermann; it was later renamed Don't Be Tardy...[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Kim Zolciak was born in Pensacola, Florida, to a military family, and grew up in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.[4] She is of Italian descent and was raised Roman Catholic.[1]

At 17, Zolciak had an affair with a 49-year-old Windsor Locks police sergeant who had interviewed her as a material witness in a criminal investigation, resulting in a 45-day suspension of the sergeant, who retired two years later.[4] She graduated from East Catholic High School in Manchester, Connecticut in 1996, and studied nursing at the University of Connecticut.[4] At 26, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where her parents had moved, and eventually settled in the suburb of Johns Creek.[4]

Television appearances[edit]

Zolciak first appeared on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta, airing on Bravo, on October 7, 2008. Between seasons four and five, Zolciak and her then fiancé were the subject of a spinoff show, Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, chronicling Zolciak's wedding preparations. Zolciak left Real Housewives in the middle of the fifth season, with her final episode airing December 9, 2012.[5] Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, later renamed to Don't Be Tardy..., is currently in its fourth season.

Zolciak was scheduled to star in a new reality show on Bravo with fellow The Real Housewives cast member, NeNe Leakes, called NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches.[6] However, the show was canceled before airing.[7]

Zolciak competed on the 21st season of the dancing competition show Dancing with the Stars. She was paired with professional dancer Tony Dovolani.[8] She withdrew in September 2015, three weeks into the competition, because of health issues.[9]

Musical career[edit]

In 2008 Zolciak began work on a country music album. She released a debut single, the dance track "Tardy for the Party," in 2009, followed by a remix EP the following year.

On March 12, 2013, Zolciak's Real Housewives of Atlanta castmate, Kandi Burruss, and her collaborating songwriter/producer, Rodney "Don Vito" Richard, filed suit against Zolciak for profits earned from "Tardy for the Party". In the documents filed, Burruss' attorney, RHOA castmate Phaedra Parks, alleges her clients wrote the song for Zolciak and that Zolciak released and sold the single "without [the] plaintiffs' authorization, license or consent." Burruss was also seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent future sales of the song and the "destruction of all copies of the infringing single and any other product of defendant's that infringe plaintiffs' copyrights", punitive damages, attorney's fees, and a jury trial.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Zolciak has two daughters from previous relationships,[11] Brielle and Ariana Biermann. She was married to Dan Toce from 2001 to 2003.[11] He was arrested in 2010 and pled guilty to one count of felony sex abuse against a minor, a 15-year-old female, and sentenced to 2 1/2 years at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield, Connecticut.[12]

Zolciak said in March 2010 that she is bisexual and that she and DJ Tracy Young were in a romantic relationship.[13]

In May 2010, Zolciak met Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann at the charity event Dancing with Atlanta Stars. Their meeting was later shown on season three of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.The couple wed at their Roswell, Georgia, home[14] on November 11, 2011.[15] They have four children together: Kroy Jagger (KJ),[16] Kash,[17] and twins Kane and Kaia.[18]



Year Single
2009 "Tardy for the Party"
2011 "Google Me"
2012 "Love Me First"


  1. ^ a b Mosthof, Mariella (October 12, 2010). "Kim Zolciak Dishes All the H’Wife Drama". Wetpaint. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday, My beautiful birthday twin!!". Kim Zolciak Twitter page. May 19, 2012. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ Willard, Chris (November 25, 2008). "Real Housewives: Kim Talks NeNe, Big Papa and Hair Extensions". People. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 2013. I'm sorry they feel that [I am older], but the reality is I am 30 — and you can take it or leave it. 
  4. ^ a b c d Catlin, Roger (October 5, 2010). "Kim Zolciak, the Connecticut Years". Hartford Courant. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ Corneau, Allison (December 3, 2012). "Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Zolciak: I Stopped Speaking to My Costars". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on December 6, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (March 30, 2015). "Bravo Media Slates 10 New Series, Including ‘Recipe For Deception’ – Upfronts" (Press release). Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  7. ^ Carpenter, Cassie (July 14, 2015). "Nevermind! Bravo 'cancels Road to Riches' starring former frenemies NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak before airing even one episode". Daily Mail. UK. Retrieved September 3, 2015. [better source needed]
  8. ^ "Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Cast Announcement". ABC. September 2, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: TV Night in the Ballroom". Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ Johnson, Zach (March 14, 2013). "Celebrity News: Kandi Burruss Sues Kim Zolciak for 'Tardy for the Party' Profits". Us Weekly. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Ho, Rodney (December 16, 2010). "Kim Zolciak Planning a Relationships Book". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ Egusquiza, Rick (September 8, 2011). "Kim Zolciak Sickened by Child Molester Ex-Hubby". National Enquirer. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Zolciak: yes, I'm bisexual". Life & Style Weekly. March 24, 2010. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  14. ^ Benzie, Mike (May 3, 2011). "Atlanta’s 'Real Housewife' Kim Zolciak to move into Roswell mansion". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on December 11, 2011. 
  15. ^ Hammel, Sara (November 11, 2011). "Kim Zolciak, Kroy Biermann Wed on 11/11/11". People. Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ Christianson, Emily (June 1, 2011). "Kim Zolciak, Kroy Biermann welcome baby boy". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 21, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  17. ^ Harper, Jen (August 16, 2012). "Kim Zolciak gives birth to baby boy Kash Kadelast". Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  18. ^ Eggenberger, Nicole (November 25, 2013). "Kim Zolciak Welcomes Twins, Baby Girl Kaia and Baby Boy Kane, With Husband Kroy Biermann". Us Weekly. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 

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